Public Programs: Media Projects Production

Period of Performance

7/1/2020 - 12/31/2023

Funding Totals

$350,000.00 (approved)
$350,000.00 (awarded)

“The Prologue” on Points South, a Podcast from Oxford American

FAIN: TR-269608-20

Oxford American Literary Project, Inc. (Little Rock, AR 72202-5034)
Eliza Borne (Project Director: August 2019 to June 2020)
Sara A. Lewis (Project Director: June 2020 to present)

Production of twenty-four podcast segments and four video short films on the culture of the American South.

“The Prologue” is a series of feature-length segments deeply reported and researched to air within Points South, an hourlong podcast from the Oxford American. Points South reflects the richness and diversity of the Oxford American magazine and its affiliated programming. Over the organization’s twenty-five-plus years, the South’s most important and promising writers, scholars, poets, and artists have told their stories in the magazine’s pages and at its events. In twenty-four segments over three years, “The Prologue” seeks to unearth Southern stories and experiences at their roots, tracing the importance of places, moments, and people to their reverberations in the present.

Associated Products

If You Would Know Us (Radio/Audio Broadcast or Recording)
Title: If You Would Know Us
Writer: KaToya Fleming
Director: KaToya Fleming
Director: Sara A. Lewis
Producer: KaToya Fleming
Abstract: OA contributor KaToya Ellis Fleming investigates the 1898 Wilmington Massacre, a violent attack on the city’s thriving African American community, drawing parallels with the January 6, 2021 Capitol insurrection.
Date: 12/23/21
Primary URL:
Access Model: Open
Format: Digital File

Half My World (Radio/Audio Broadcast or Recording)
Title: Half My World
Writer: Tess Taylor
Director: Sara A. Lewis
Producer: Tess Taylor
Abstract: In this special episode, poet Tess Taylor reflects on the rich and naturalistic poetry of Virginian Anne Spencer. We're honored to partner with the Anne Spencer House and Garden Museum, Inc. Archives on this episode, which marks the first time listeners can hear Anne Spencer's voice outside of the museum's archives.
Date: 12/2/21
Primary URL:
Access Model: Open
Format: Digital File

The Borderlands (Radio/Audio Broadcast or Recording)
Title: The Borderlands
Writer: Michelle Garcia
Director: Sara A. Lewis
Producer: Michelle García
Abstract: Texas journalist Michelle García explores the violent backlash to Black Lives Matter protests in the Rio Grande Valley. Her journey through the region uncovers the history of the U.S-Mexico border and its significance to refugees of enslavement.
Date: 11/4/21
Primary URL:
Access Model: Open
Format: Digital File